fair-weather fan

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fair-weather fan

A person who is supportive of and enthusiastic about a sports team only when that team is performing well. I've been rooting for the home team in their playoff run, but I'll admit I'm just a fair-weather fan.
See also: fan
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Every team will have fair-weather fans. These are the people who will only stand by the clubAaAaAeAcs side when they are winning, but will not seen for dust when they are facing the reality of the bottom of the league.
For The Kooks, this collection seems to have come at a time when indie isn't quite as fun and, well, Kooks-y as it was back in the mid to late Noughties, and it offers up a heavy dose of recent nostalgia for both devoted and fair-weather fans of the British rockers.
FAIR-WEATHER fans could cite the traditional Bank Holiday downpour that spilled over into the working week as a legitimate alibi although a reassuring rainbow was arching over the Ricoh as the hard-core supporters filed in.
Branscombe, "Die-Hard and Fair-Weather Fans: Effects of Identification on BIRGing and CORFing Tendencies," Journal of Sport and Social Issues 14, 1990:103-17.
EXCITEMENT over the GAA Championships is mounting, and just in time comes the perfect companion for hardcore and fair-weather fans alike.
I moved back to Washington state just in time for the Seahawks to get good under gum-chewing dynamo coach Pete Carroll and was surrounded by fantasy leaguers, season ticket-holding diehards, and tens of thousands of new fair-weather fans.
If only the same could be said about her fair-weather fans. On this intimate and telling confessional, Maines' tender and vulnerable voice permeates through a moody blend of baroque piano, subtle acoustic guitar and somber strings.
Fair-weather fans may have been among the few that ruined the day for them.
It is the massed ranks of 10,000-plus part-timers, lapsed loyalists, ex-pats, newbies and fair-weather fans who will make the difference to the bottom line - and right now they are being charged over the odds for what is unsold product.
The 76ers fed off their crowd in game six, which was fired up by Kevin Garnett's comments about them being fair-weather fans, as well as the presence of former Sixer great Allen Iverson courtside.
Several researchers have shown that a fan's level of team identification (high or low) significantly influences their ability and tendency to BIRG and CORE Findings from these studies revealed that fans with high team identification (i.e., die-hard fans) are more likely to BIRG and less likely to CORF than fans with low team identification (fair-weather fans); inversely, fans with low team identification are more likely to CORF and less likely to BIRG (Bemache-Assollant et al., 2007; Kwon et al., 2008; Wann & Branscombe, 1990; Wann, 1993).
Like those great institutions, it pulls in the part-timers and fair-weather fans who might otherwise remain apathetic.
"Fair-Weather Fans." SABR The Baseball Research Journal 32.
Their crowing knew no bounds (like I've said before, the Aussies truly are the worst winners in the world) - they were the very definition of fair-weather fans. Most of the people I know didn't even want to watch it either before or after day one at the WACA.
Even fair-weather fans got swept up in the excitement.